November is on its way, and it’s bringing with it some fantastic gaming content, despite the fact that it’s technically a little early for Christmas. It’s never too early to start dancing, and the latest instalment of Just Dance allows you to show off your best talents.
If that isn’t enough, we have Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042 to provide some shooting and explosives.
Football Manager 2022 is on the horizon, so sports lovers won’t be left hanging. This brings us to another genre classic, Forza Horizon 5, which allows you to race around beautiful Mexico.
Those who love dark and intriguing narratives should attempt Shin Megami Tensei 5 or, alternatively, step into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes in Chapter One.
Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl don’t need much of an introduction. And if MMO grinding or charming cartoon monsters aren’t your thing, how about breeding dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution 2?
1. Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker
The fourth expansion for Final Fantasy XIV has finally arrived, and it promises to put Hydaelyn and Zodiark’s storey to a close. The heroes will ultimately face off against the Garlean Empire in the story’s great finale.
The robust and hefty Arkasodara and Loporrits, who appear to be inspired by the moon rabbit from Far Eastern folklore, are two new tribes. New enemies will also be introduced, such as the chained Anima and the Magus Sisters.
Sage (healer) and Reaper (reaper) are two new jobs that will be offered (DPS). The addition of new jobs will be complemented by battle system changes, such as new actions for existing jobs and a higher level ceiling.
There are also new challenges, dungeons, two new raids (an alliance raid and a high-end raid), and new PvP content. Last but not least, there’s the much-anticipated male Viera playable race!
The PC, PS5 and PS4 versions of Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker will be released on November 23.
2. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl
This remastered gem, whether Diamond or Pearl, will take you on a fantastic journey. Those who played Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl in 2006 will be transported back in time, reliving the faithfully recreated original storey.
Those who are unfamiliar with these two games will be taken on a revived trip through the bright Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl.
Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup are the three starter Pokémon available to players. Players will find the recreated enormous subterranean environment – now renovated and titled the Grand Underground – as they explore the land.
Players will be able to communicate with Trainers from all around the world because the game enables online play.
On November 19, the Nintendo Switch game Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl will be released.
3. Battlefield 2042
A global war between the United States and Russia has erupted in the not-too-distant future. Other parties are interested in gaining power by exploiting the conflict’s simmering instability.
Battlefield 2042’s matches seem like a true battle between two armies, thanks to support for 128-player lobbies. Weather features such as mild rain and fog, as well as full-fledged tornadoes wrecking havoc, make battles more dramatic.
Due to craters produced by the more stronger explosives, the terrain can alter dramatically during the course of a single round.
On November 19, Battlefield 2042 will be released for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One.
4. Sherlock Holmes Chapter One
After a brief excursion to the Lovecraftian realm of The Sinking City, Frogwares Studio, which has worked on several Sherlock Holmes games, appears to have returned to its roots.
The company has included open-world aspects into its upcoming Sherlock Holmes game, drawing on lessons learned from that project.
Despite the fact that the studio has returned to Holmes, the new addition’s location is not what one would expect. This time, the game takes place on an exotic and hazardous Mediterranean island, rather than in Victorian England.
The “origin narrative” of Sherlock Holmes will be told in this future story-driven action-adventure. The game will feature a young, egotistical Sherlock Holmes as he investigates the death of his mother.
On November 16, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One will be released for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
5. Shin Megami Tensei 5
Just in case you wished to escape real life in a dying planet where all hope is lost, this JRPG delivers a sad storey about a dying world where all hope is lost.
A lonely Tokyo adolescent is involved in an accident that sends him to another world. Angels and devils battle each other there, and humanity is on the verge of extinction.
Instead of dying quickly, our protagonist becomes united with a mystical monster known as Nahobino and receives extraordinary abilities, such as the ability to wield the elemental forces of Fire, Lightning, and Darkness.
Our hero also gathers a tiny army of demons who follow his instructions.
Will you be able to come up with anything worthwhile to fight for? Are you willing to put your life on the line for it?
The Switch version of Shin Megami Tensei 5 will be released on November 11th.
6. Jurassic World Evolution 2
In the next sequel to the business simulation game Jurassic World Evolution, be ready to build a Jurassic World theme park!
More than 75 prehistoric creatures are represented in the game, including a variety of flying and marine reptiles. In addition to the current facilities and cages from the original game, new structures will be added.
Players will also be able to employ biotechnology to personalise their dinosaurs and unlock secret features if they want even more diversity.
The campaign mode follows the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and tells a new Jurassic World storey. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is situated in the United States, unlike the first game.
There are some well-known characters there, such as Dr. Ian Malcolm and Claire Dearing. Players will be able to revisit major events from the films in the “Chaos Theory” mode, giving them access to different “what-if?” situations.
On November 9, Jurassic World Evolution 2 will be released for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One.
7. Forza Horizon 5
The visuals in Forza Horizon 5 are breathtaking. It looks good down to the granular level, from small waterdrops to grains of sand and gravel stirred up by every wheelspin.
The plot follows the same structure as previous games in which the protagonist competes in the Horizon Festival, a series of racing competitions. The action takes place in Mexico this time. Exploration, targeted races, and even photography assignments are all available.
The large range of events also allows players to get a taste of the various vehicles, of which there are over 300 to choose from.
Forza Horizon 5 will be released on November 9 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
8. Football Manager 2022
Better 3D animations will be included in the upcoming edition of the management simulation game, allowing players to see the results of their strategic planning and react quickly to specific events as they arise in the game.
When it comes to strategic planning, Football Manager 2022 features a new and updated Data Hub that includes precise statistics to help you make better decisions on and off the field.
Transfers are more realistic than ever, and most clubs will begin with strict budget constraints when it comes to acquiring new players and paying salaries.
The coronavirus will not be directly present in the game, despite the fact that this represents the real economic repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic on football.
As a result, there will be no health risks associated with the virus, and stadiums will remain full.
Football Manager 2022 will be available on November 9 on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
The Call of Duty franchise returns to the World War II setting with Vanguard.
During the campaign, players take control of special forces agents from many nations (such as the Red Army’s Lt. Polina Petrova), who are attempting to foil the Gestapo and SS’s goals.
Multiplayer features a unique ‘Combat Pacing’ system that allows you to choose the size of the lobby you wish to play in – 4vs4, 8vs8, and so on.
In addition, the brand new Champion Hill mode offers a unique spin on the battle royale concept by allowing your team to face off against rival squads one at a time.
On November 5, Call of Duty: Vanguard will be released on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One.
10. Just Dance 2022
It’s time to shake off the gloomy October vibes, and what better way to do so than by dancing it off? With some scorching new tunes, Just Dance 2022 is just around the corner.
The game will include 40 new songs, ranging from current hits to timeless classics. Despite the fact that the full song selection has yet to be released, it is expected that all-time favourites such as Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift, K/DA, and others will appear in the game’s playlist.
Just Dance 2022 will bring back favourite modes including co-op, the calorie-burning Sweat Mode, and personalised playlists, just like its predecessor. Our favourite dance figures will return in more colourful and wacky attire, unusual or nostalgic styles, and mascot costumes than ever before.
Just Dance 2022 will be available for Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, PS4 and PS5 on November 4th.